I never did manage to get Jake to give up his long distance events, or set foot in my gym.
But I wish I had.
One day Jake hopped onto his bicycle and, like he had done many times before, my good friend and "weekend warrior" entered himself into a long-distance racing event.
The event was to last seven days. But Jake never made it to the end of the first day.
He suffered a massive heart attack and died before reaching the hospital.